After a first net release on Silent Season , Crepuscolo (a one-person project based in Mongolia) offered his second opus to Eg0cide productions. There is no disappointment with this new album of deep organic ambient blended with cold, surgical, electronics. "Man dies, only genetics never die" consists of 3 tracks based on enigmatic shifting drones, whose hypnotic qualities are sometimes enhanced by a discreet, muffled - almost subliminal- beat. The overall sound is highly abstract and... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: dark ambient, drone, minimal
With Maracoon , Russian multimedia artist EugenKha delivers us colourful and rich soundscapes that mixes synthetic sounds and field recording, a very interesting crossing between ambient and electroacoustic music. We have been impressed by this album, and we are even more when we consider that it was recorded live. Topics: ambient, drone, electroacoustic, experimental, field recordings, live, EugeneKha
Ujjaya is a french ethno-ambient musician with malagasy roots. His music is mainly a reflection of his yoga practice and of his travel through Asia for spiritual purposes . Before becoming public as Ujjaya in 2011 , Hery Randraimbololona stayed in seclusion for 15 years coming out for pilgrimage and once in a year for a live radio show. The Landing Zone is a testimony of this era. Click on the picture to visit the download page on archive.org Topics: ambient, ethno-ambient, Ujjaya, eg0cide
When Thomas of Mystified offered us to release some of his music we didn't hesitate a second! So here comes an excellent album of mysterious droning music, abstract & spacey sound studies with sometimes warm melancolic overtones, and sometimes colder and harsher sounds. Don't miss this new fascinating trip in Mystified's subtle (unmistakable but ever-changing) world of sound... More music from Mystified (and others) on his netlabel Treetrunk : http://www.archive.org/details/treetrunk... Topics: ambient, drone, experimental, minimal
Back from a short tour in USA, the anonymous canadian drone collective Digital Mass has recently created a sequel to a previous long-from drone The Murk , (already released by Eg0cide last year). Bleaker, colder than the 1st issue, this new track is like a slow descent into some unknown caverns. Minimalist dark ambient at its best Topics: Anonymous, Digital Mass, Dark ambient, Drone, Minimal
"Trackless Depths" is another fine work by Thomas Park, signing this time as Mister Vapor. This gorgeous drone piece made with sounds of unknown (to us) origins is blurry and ethereal in the same time, quiet and minimal but everchanging. Ideal listening while daydreaming, meditating or sleeping. For more information about Mister Vapor (and Mystified, Thomas' other project) www.mystifiedmusic.com Topics: ambient, drone, experimental, minimal
Drone master Mystified comes back on eg0cide with an ocean-themed album, consisting of 3 deep & peaceful tracks that seem to use some wind instruments sounds... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: ambient, dark ambient, drone, Mystified
The mysterious mongolian act Crepusculo is back on eg0cide with a new album of minimalist dark ambient. Its thick basses, cold drones and clinical pulsations will hypnotize you repeatedly until you wonder whether you are discovering unknown life forms on a supposed desert planet, trapped into the microscopic world of viruses and bacteria, or simply the subject of some weird psychoacoustic experiments with sounds being injected directly into your nervous system. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: dark ambient, drone, minimalist
With Tunnel Songs , Kecap Tuyul delivers his possibly darkest batch of half improvised ritual tunes to date. Prepared guitar is still at the core of his music, but voice and melodies are getting more in the foreground than before. The tracks of the album were loosely recorded between 2009 & 2014, and patiently mixed between 2012 & 2015 in various places. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: ritual, shamanic, subterranean, prepared guitar, voice, Kecap Tuyul, eg0cide
Despite being Lusruta's first official release, "Sailing the sea of nothingness" is a very mature and achieved recording. This epic droning piece could remind you of Steve Roach's most minimal works like "darkest before dawn" or "a deeper silence" but it has an undoubtedly personal touch... ...Lay down and close your eyes...The sea of nothingness is loaded with powerful bass resonances and discreetly illuminated by an etheral starlight...You are floating, or... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: ambient, dark ambient, drone
Anonymous polish droners Digital Mas s are back on eg0cide with a new mysterious offering. They told us that "vacant vision" was inspired by antic shamanic rituals that used to take place in the core of the Bialowieza forest. They might be mystical freaks, they might be ironic impostors - nevermind. Just close your eyes and let the glowing sound grow and erase you from the inside. Topics: anonymous, ambient, drone, mystical, Digital Mass, eg0cide
The only sound source used by TGBTS is guitar (often prepared and processed by some software treatments) to create dissonant experimental tunes and foggy dark soundscapes. Tracks available here were selected and compiled in end of april 2007, from various lo-fi recordings made between december2006 and april 2007 after a 9 years break in musical activities. TGBTS' 2nd album, Forgetting The Shore is more achieved and more ambient oriented. Topics: ambient, dark ambient, experimental, guitar-based ambient, industrial, lo-fi, prepared guitar,...
Coming after a few releases on H.A.K. Lo-fi Record , Treetrunk and Justnotnormal , TTWOSS 's "Danza" is an incredible vortex of improvised electronic sounds. THANATOGUSHI ID & THANATOMITSU V.02 kept the PSR48 & DSR2000 Yamaha synths at the core of their equipment, but have also added tapes, vinyls, rythm box (TR606) and radio. Topic: experimental, improvisation, industrial
Mystified strikes back on eg0cide, using some samples of his recent experiments with trombone and other sound sources, including a remix of the track "Crumbling Walls; Inch by Inch, Row by Row" orginally created by Wilhelm Matthies . These 30minutes mix of experimental soundscaping will take you through different atmospheres, from a rythmical intro to deep dark ambient, abstract textures and otherworldly drones... Topics: ambient, drone, experimental
Mister Vapor comes back on Eg0cide Production, this time not only with sounds, but with 5 experimental videos. Minimal and psychedelic in the same time, and above all hypnotic like his music. A sound sample taken from the videos is also available Note from the author : It is advisable to download these wmv files rather than streaming them, due to aspects of the Archive.org server. Topic: abtsract, ambient, drone, minimal, video
Doedelzak and Kecap Tuyul met in spring 2015 thanks to improvisation sessions of the XtetX Collective . They then decide to play as a duo that wants to develop a more focused sound : Onde Poussière . Their music relies on a careful mutual listening and a quite restrained palette. It gives a particular attention to contrasts, silences, subtle shifts - but can also be quite agitated and even noisy sometimes. Their first album Silent Rain consists of 2 unedited improvisation recorded on october... Topics: experimental, analog synthesizer, improvisation, prepared guitar, Onde Poussière, Doedelzak, Kecap...
Digital Mass is back on Eg0cide, with an album that is as foggy and mysterious as the identity of its member(s). "The Murk" is a 51min obscure and abstract drone piece full of subtle & deep resonances. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: abstract, ambient, dark ambient, drone, minimal
Between abandoned strings warped tapes and esoteric radio broadcasts, Ayato and Natalia Kamia have found / created a new territory to explore. They are not afraid of silence, they've patiently listened to the resonating spaces (inside / outside) and built 8 surprising pieces that will spin around your ears like sparkles from some unknow satellites. Despite of its short lenghth, Cluster is a very rich album, containing enough ideas to fill the full discography of less inspired... Topics: experimental, Ayato, Natalia Kamia, eg0cide
In our times, it is hard to still believe in something like "harmony of the spheres". Instead, people like Cody Ban (a duo featuring Lorsen (aka Slo-Blo ) and Iban) try to extract some kind of "beauty" from the depths of some subdued rumbling chaos. Using only guitars (with a bunch of stompboxes effects) they produce some of the most adventurous and cosmic drone guitar music I've heard since a long time. Piece after piece, their nicely titled-album Sustained Neighbor-tones... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: ambient, drone, experimental, guitar, shoegaze, Cody Ban, eg0cide
(Re)(WC)erbourddhoneXL is the fourth volume of the perfect failure (?) / l'échec parfait (?) featuring l'anorkhestra , Ayato , Charles premier , Doc Demagol , Doedelzak , Extrasystole , Ghosts Don't Exist , melophobia , Princesse Pute , Kecap Tuyul - and some anonymous contributions With special thanks to Siu. We fear this stuff is not bad enough. We have to make something worse, so your contributions are still welcome for next volumes. Don't be shy and send us your most disastrous sounds. Topics: lo-fi, cut and paste, experimental, l'échec parfait (?), the perfect failure (?)
4 years after the EP Box of Matches (in collaboration with Meklabor), Ars Sonor comes back on eg0cide with a full length album based on field recordings made near the Baltic Sea (Himmerfjärden and Baggensfjärden) in May 2012 and May 2013 respectively, lake Mälaren in June 2013, and lake Trekanten in September 2014. Here we have 4 spacious soundscapes that grow slowly layer after layer and offer not only deep drones but also a hint of atmospheric post-rock. The flawless sound production and... Topics: ambient, drone, field recordings, post-rock, Ars Sonor, eg0cide
Unlike previous TGBTS' albums that were rather various, this one contains only dark ambient / ambient noise, in a deliberately monotonous and minimalist vein - but still made with only guitar (and bass on last track) sounds. Warning : These are lo-fi recordings, they weren't designed at all for headphones listening. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: dark ambient, guitar-based ambient, experimental, lo-fi
psph.S is the duo of Missing O and Kecap Tuyul , 2 founding members of the XtetX Collective . They regularily play together since the end of 2014, mostly in the trio psoph.OS and the XtetX Ensemble. In december 2015 they decided to create a new project in which they wont use their usual tools (computer for Missing O, prepared guitar for Kecap Tuyul). Instead, they both have chosen to play with some junk material : everyday objects, cheap microphones, effects, and usually unwanted sounds : buzz,... Topics: psph.S, Missing O, Kecap Tuyul, eg0cide, experimental, improvisation, noise
Parker Weston is a multimedia artist creating music as Stembreo In The Catamite he teamed with ZH (Zach Hallquist ) to create an amazing multidimensional soundcape. While most of the tracks are based on melancolic dark ambiences, they are often enhanced and distructured by unexpected sound-collages. A rich and disorienting work that deserves several listenings to fully apreciate its paradixical coherence. Topics: dark ambient, experimental, industrial, noise, sound collage, ZH, Zach Hallquist, Stembreo, Parker...
XtetX is a free improvisation collective that was founded around the end of 2014. It comprises from 2 to X members depending on the occasion. After various sessions as a trio and duo, their first playing time as quartet took place in may 2015 and gave birth to the material published today on their first album Nabemono . . Don't be mistaken by the introductory track : XtetX is not a rock band, but they've decided not to restraint themselves to a specific esthetic. They are able to produce catchy... Topics: improvisation, experimental, krautrock, drone, noise, free rock, XtetX, Doedelzak, Kecap Tuyul,...
These three last years, our regular contributor Bertrand Barbier aka Sobria Ebrietas has focused on rather abstract and/or disturbing releases ( The Soundtrack , Üphemism , Ügenics ) under the Eurovision Über Alles pseudonym. Ashes of Light brings back the smoother and more harmonious side of his earlier project Sobria Ebrietas. At the first encounter, this album is quite an easy listen thanks to catchy melodies, uplifting beats and well chosen samples, but the subtility of compositions and... Topics: atmospheric, electronic, ambient, experimental, Sobria Ebrietas, eg0cide
The inscrutable and contrarian Tribe of Astronauts wishes to share this very personal collection of soothing sounds for spacefarers, the melodies of which were first transmitted over alien frequencies and intercepted via a particularly sensitive set of silver-mercury tooth fillings. There are so many facets to this international and interstellar collective of sound artists, the nature of which is presently classified TOP SECRET, but which may some day be leaked accidentally on purpose. This is... Topics: ambient, anonymous, conceptual, drone, experimental, industrial, soundscape
N. Fushigi is relatively recent one-man project based in Japan. Vocalist, pianist, guitarist, composer, his first album Terrorism was firstly self-published and we thought it deserves more exposure. This is a powerful work that combines various sonic nuances (industrial rock, darkwave, dark ambient) within a thrilling narrative structure (the author says it's an album "about dark places and dark stories centered around three main pieces called "Digressions" that depict various... Topics: darkwave, dark ambient, industrial, N. Fushigi, eg0cide
Julien A. Lacroix (born 1984) is a recording artist who focuses on acoustic experimentations and processing. Cephalophoria is a mix between recorded materials and improvisation with virtual instruments. Like Julien's previous works, this album shows a great attention in details of production and composition. The result is smooth experimental in the same time. It can be enjoyed as background music but deserves a close listening to discover its subtle and strange beauty. Miles Vaughn aka Strange... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: experimental, noise, improvisation, acoustic, processing, drone, ambient, soundscape
Doedelzak is a french musician (pianist / composer / improviser) who recently came under eg0cide's radar, thanks fo "friends of friends" who led him to participate to the free improvisation collective XtetX since may 2015. Through his diverse musical tastes (early "krautrock", electronica, traditional musics from various regions of the world, contemporary & medieval composers) and activities, Doedelzak focuses on the use of a few elements (intervals, rythmic patterns,... Topics: ambient, drone, minimalism, Doedelzak, eg0cide
This 2nd album of the XtetX was recorded before the first published one Nabemono (recorded in may 2015). At this time (november-december 2014), the XtetX had no name yet, and comprised only 3 members : Jules/Valentin , Kecap Tuyul and Missing O . Their will to play with other improvisers progressively led them to define themselves as an open collective with a variable team, rather than a band with a permanent staff. The title (2X2)² is an allusion to the album 2X2 (eg0cide productions, 2012)... Topics: improvisation, experimental, noise, drone, XtetX, Jules/Valentin, Kecap Tuyul, Missing O, eg0cide
There are different ways to use electronic devices and computers in music. Some works that are produced with such tools are often criticized for being too mechanical : just a mix of various samples and effects. On the opposite some composers use electronics in a rather traditional way: like instruments they have to master in order to give life to what they have in their mind. Gusev K.P 's relation to electronic tools sound different to our ears: his works remind us elements of early... Topics: ambient, experimental, glitch, live electronics
After the minimal and droney Energy of the Multiverse , Jeff Sampson offers us a quite different album containing pieces recorded between 2003 and 2015, Mining Obscurity . This album lets us discover a wider part of his rich sound palette, while the whole remains very cohesive, demonstrating that the author has a clear and mature vision about his own work. The foreground vocal melodies in Unaware & Kage are very touching and catchy despite (thanks to?) their sober atmosphere - far away... Topics: ambient, Jeff Sampson, Jeph Jerman, eg0cide, experimental, vocalist
Janne Nummela (b. 1973) is a Finnish experimental artist working in the intersection of the technology and creativity with process art attitude. He has released four albums of experimental multigenre music, five volumes of poetry and installed a number of visual art exhibitions. Level Crossing is part of a larger composition process started early 2015. It uses multiple ingredients and is polymetric in rhytmical nature. It combines sounds from field recordings, speech, virtual analog... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Janne Nummela, experimental, process music, contemporary, synthesizers, field recordings, eg0cide
The eclipse of the sun that was visible in Europa on 20 march 2015 inspired some music to Slo-Blo an experimental DIY musician who also runs the Tape-Safe label. Périgée was recorded mainly with a cicruit-bended bontempi synth, guitar, a low-cost phone, loopers, effects . The result is a dense vibrating drone enhanced by an hypntoic muffled beat. High quality abstract ambient with a good blance between darkness and light... Topics: ambient, drone, experimental, Slo-Blo, eg0cide
Ayato & Naoki Ishida have been collaborated online since a few years. Their blending of field recordings from their two countries (France, Japan) create a new, unstable but welcoming sound territory. Their latest album Red_control rec.played has a dream-like quality: a somehow arbitrary mixture that you accept as a coherent whole - as long as you accept the trip as it comes without thinking about where it can lead... Topics: experimental, field recordings, soundscapes, Ayato, Naoki Ishida
Let's starts the new year with one of our fidel contributors: CDRX . His new album The purgatory's public swimming pool is a captivating subterranean soundscape. This time some noisy / industrial-flavoured touches have been included, and the final result is rather dark and gritty, but with a very cohesive atmosphere despite of its heterogenous components. Topics: ambient noise, dark ambient, drone, industrial, soundscapes, CDRX, eg0cide
Vicious Servant is the second album of dark ambient band Achondar , who take a part of their inspirations from video games. As they say themselves ""Vicious Servant" serves as an "alternate soundtrack" and is a tribute album to a classic 1998 French cinematic platformer, Heart of Darkness. Eight pieces that comprise the record are meant to complement the game's levels and they underline their menacing, dangerous and evil nature. The album is dedicated to the memory of... Topic: dark ambient
Sysma was founded around the end of 2015 by 3 improvisers of the XtetX Collective (Torbill, Kecap Tuyul, X_pharmaka) and sice then has regularily included other members of the XtetX (Siu, Charles premier). In this project they create ritualistic atmospheres with a marked focus on voices, but without stylistic limits nor planned structures. Their first album Revenances is an adventurous sonic odissey haunted by screaming guitars, possessed voices, swirling electronic noises, massive drones.... Topics: improvisation, ritual, shamanic, noise, drone, Sysma, eg0cide, Torbill, Kecap Tuyul, X_pharmaka
Time after time, Half Evidence 's sound becomes more incisive, and their playing more focused, alternating smoothly between meditative atmospheres and explosive intensities . Their new album Entreciel (consisting of 2 tracks improvised and recorded on 9 november 2014) features also a regular use of voices by both members Charles premier and Kecap Tuyul , which enhances the incantatory dimension of their music. Topics: experimental, free improvisation, Half Evidence, Charles premier, Kecap Tuyul, eg0cide
We are glad to publish the fst EP of Rama Yakub , an Indonesian noise and ambient music project of Dani Satria , from Jakarta. Time, the deer, is in the Wood of Hallaig consists of 4 ghostly folk songs that seem to be broadcasted by a parasited radio station from an imaginary but strangely familiar world. A raw, lo-fi, addictive and intriguing debut that makes us curious to hear more... Topics: experimental, lo-fi, ghost folk, ambient, noise, Rama Yakub, Dani Satria, eg0cide
Playing for Oblivion is an experimental ambient project by Boban Ristevski. His EP Stones offer 2 minimalist and melancolic drone. A solemn, simple and effective soundtrack for autumn. Topics: ambient, drone, Playing for Oblivion, eg0cide
While Kecap Tuyul 's previous album Tunnel Songs was the result of years of slow work, Trois Clous documents it's rawer improvisations with voice and prepared, guitar. Each track was recorded in one day, 2 of them contain no overdubs at all. Three outlines of an obscure world, where echoes of ritual industrial, subdued bits of minimalist repetitive noisy rock, feedbacky drone (or is it drony feedback ?) get mashed in in a halo of lo-fi murkiness... Topics: experimental, improvisation, industrial, ritual, noise, drone, prepared guitar, voice, Kecap Tuyul,...
Half Evidence ( Kecap Tuyul and Charles premier) and Now Cut (Stéphanie Briand and Philippe Desclais) are two french bands with many common points : all their members are self-taught (and not really interested in learning how to play music "normally"), they like unexpected sounds and strange soundscapes, they use modified and/or home made instruments, they love to play with other improvisers / experimental bands. So it's no surprise that they decided to try to play together shortly... Topics: improvisation, home made instruments, prepared guitar, Half Evidence, Now Cut, Stéphanie Briand,...
Some seeds need a lot of time to germinate. Half Evidence ( Charles premier and Kecap Tuyul ) new album Graines de silence is composed of 2 tracks selected from a batch of improvisation sessions recorded in january and april 2013. Topics: experimental, improvisation, noise, Half Evidence, Charles premier, Kecap Tuyul
Geosmin is an ambient/drone duo composed of Jules/Valentin (guitar etc) and Manuel Devier aka 3EHNT (bass), who are also members of the french XtetX Collective. Their half improvised music is mostly harmonious and dreamy. On Adrift in the Backland they are joined by two other members of the XtetX Collective : Doedelzak (synth) and Kecap Tuyul (prepared guitar etc), who regularily play in duo as Onde Poussière . The 3 tracks of the album were recorded on a rainy afternoon of july 2015 in Kecap... Topics: ambient, drone, experimental, improvisation, Geosmin, Jules/Valentin, Manuel Devier, 3EHNT,...
One year after his debut album Terrorism , one-man band N. Fushigi is back on eg0cide with a second opus called Invisible . Once again an effective mixture of catchy industrial rock and dark ambiences served with an excellent sense of timing and arrangements. This could be the soundtrack of an experimental cyberpunk thriller, but doesn't need any narrative plot to keep the listener's attention. Topics: dark ambient, darkwave, industrial, N. Fushigi, eg0cide
Stillborn Blues isn't blues but minimalist, awkward, melancolic and lo-fi prepared / detuned guitar pieces played in the dark with too much delay and reverb... Topics: lo-fi, improvisation, prepared guitar